Francis Schaeffer Conference

January 27, 2012

With Rev. Dr. William Edgar

Rev. Dr. William Edgar, professor of apologetics, will be speaking at the Francis Schaeffer conference hosted by Christ Presbyterian Church in New Braunfels, TX.  The conference will be on Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th.

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"Just as there arose in the land a new Pharaoh who knew not Joseph, so the present generation risks not knowing Francis Schaeffer. This would be sad, not for nostalgic reasons, but because his thought and work shaped a remarkable number of Christian leaders who are now developing and applying the great vision of this mentor." Rev. Dr. William Edgar.

Schedule:

Friday Evening
7:00 to 7:40 – Session #1: Francis Schaeffer: A Personal Introduction
7:40 to 7:50 – Q & A
7:50 to 8:00 – Break
8:00 to 8:45 – Session #2: True Spirituality: The Fundamentals
8:45 to 9:00 – Q & A

Saturday Morning
9:00 to 9:40 – Session #3: Freedom from the Bonds of Sin
9:40 to 9:50 – Q & A
9:50 to 10:00 – Break
10:00 to 10:40 – Session #4: Freedom from the Effects of Sin
10:50 to 11:00 – Break
11:00 to 11:45 – Session #5: Freedom to the Public Square
11:45 to 12:00 – Q & A

Francis August Schaeffer
January 30, 1912 – May 15, 1984
Pastor, Missionary, Christian Philosopher, Writer, Apologetics Pioneer

"Born to Lutheran parents in Germantown, Pennsylvania and converted from agnosticism in high school, Francis Schaeffer enrolled at Hampden-Sydney College, where he was awarded outstanding Christian student in 1935 and where he met and married Edith, the “missionary kid” with whom he eventually had four children. Upon completion of studies at Westminster and Faith Theological Seminaries (1938), he served in pastorates at churches in western Pennsylvania and the St. Louis area for nine years. Subsequently he moved his family to Europe (1948) to work in missions. Eventually settling in Switzerland, the Schaeffers founded L’Abri, a youth-oriented study center and community which served as a haven for scores of seekers.

"Schaeffer authored 23 books, became known internationally as a defender of biblical infallibility and authority, and led the way in calling the attention of American evangelicals to the abortion issue. Schaeffer encouraged believers to think about what they believed and challenged Christians to embrace absolute truth.

"It is widely held that few Christian thinkers of the 20th century have exerted greater influence than Schaeffer. Of this unique servant of God, President Ronald Reagan said, 'His life touched millions of souls and brought them to the truth of their Creator.'"

Download a PDF with conference and registration information here.